Jules Verne


Born
in Nantes, Kingdom of France
February 08, 1828

Died
March 24, 1905

Genre

Influences


Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Und...

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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Ex...

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In Search of the Castaways;...

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Five Weeks in a Balloon The Adventures of Captain H... Journey to the Center of th... From the Earth to the Moon In Search of the Castaways;... Twenty Thousand Leagues Und... Round the Moon
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Und... The Mysterious Island
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From the Earth to the Moon Round the Moon The Purchase of the North Pole
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An Antarctic Mystery
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“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”
Jules Verne, A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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June 2016 Read: For June, we will dive in to the past and read some of the first stories ever to be considered Science Fiction. For June, we read Classic Sci-fi.

"Classic Novel" is defined in many ways. The interpretation we are using is "... something that has come to be considered one of the best of its kind, is an example of excellence, & has been popular for a long time."

For this poll, after much toil and discussion, we have decided to stick to old books which are less mind-bendy like the utopian books and more creature oriented. Below are books about monsters, aliens, and adventure! I chose only the most recognizable titles from before the 1920s (mostly from the 1800s) and I am sure you will notice that HG Wells & Jules Verne both have two selections each in this poll since their books were most widely recognized in this genre from this time period.

Hope you enjoy! Happy Voting!

[This poll will become live at 12:01am on Sunday, May 1st,
and will run until 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 14th]



 
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